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Comments by noell (38)


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This chic is awesome! Make us climber-gals everywhere pretty proud. ;-) awwww. City looks awesome in the background, the blue sky and smile make you feel all warm inside - just a cool shot.

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Beautiful pic. She looks so calm and serene, yet really strong! I just love it! Girls- we rock. ;-)

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Nice Greg!! So did ya pull the move? What a crimpy climb! Hurray for the Bears. ;-)

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What a talented photographer took this picture! ;-)

Seriously though - What a great day at Pilot that was; nice and chill and lots of sunshine right after Christmas! I love the south!

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I went to school in Williamsburg, I know how you feel! Go for it! Don't let the flat lands of the penninsula and va beach get you down! And when you have time, head west for the mtns so you don't forget what rock feels like. ;-) good luck!

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If you are going to make a trip down to the New, you've gotta do more than boulder! Bouldering is definitely fantastic, but you've got thousands of routes to climb, too!

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EOUCH!

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Single J- What route is that? Is Sarah leading it? I thought Hawksbill was all trad, but I don't see any gear on her... curious! How late in the year can you climb there (til its too cold for these lil fingers that is)? I haven't been yet, and would love to check it out before it's fridged!

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Yup, that is lil Dante! ;-) Love to see that he's a little icon for the New. Who can resist that pouty face?!?!

Yes, legs hurt. If I'd realized how awful they looked, I might have worn longer pants! Oh well. Such is the life of an aspiring trad leader (who just happened to take her first fall on trad gear the day before, leading to the pityful needs and shins). But hey - My gear HELD! ;-)

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It's not wet, just looks like it! It's got really weird but cool vertical lines going down the rock.

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Just got on Chapel Hill Arete a week ago, on such a bright and sunny day! Stellar climb, one of my favs now at Sauratown! Lookin' good Phil!

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Those moves right there are so much fun! Nice picture Single J! Way to go Wendy!

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Way to go Sara! Nice lead. Fun to see you guys at the Lake!

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Dude, she's in like a dozen of J_ungs pics on the sharp end! Sarah just rocks. Check out her recent leads at Orange Oswald in the lake photo section.

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Great job cranking!

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It's alright Unabonger, I recognize the fact that Costellobr likes to feel Craig's lovely muscles. ;-) Sometimes I share. Most times I don't.

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That's awesome.

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Nice work, J_ung. That thing is intense! Man, if only I could climb cracks/chimneys; if only I could jam; if only I could climb old school NRG trad lines like that one! I'll be sticking to the steep sport/trad lines for now. Am I impressed!

Wowowowow that's awesome!

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Typically referred to as the "Long 12a". ;-)

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I will admit that Sancho has got to be the hardest 11b/c I have ever been on!!! Got on it after a couple days of cranking, and MAN! Was that humbling. Nice send Leathernun! Any beta for the weary! ;-)

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Dealing with that 3 foot sling is my own personal crux of the route!

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Yup, Chunko is two climbs to the right. The one directly to your right is unnamed, to my knowledge, then Chunko Goes Bowling, then Orange Oswald.

Great job! Hope you had fun!

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Spyder! Don't even tell me that you were out trying to climb your way up some really hot and nasty rocks at the gorge in JULY! Hope you did more swimming and sending than wet rock climbing.

Hope to see ya soon!!! We'll give in and be back soon!

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Cool shot Christina. That climb is super fun!! One of my first at the RRG last year! Hope you are having a blast!

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Eouch! Now that's crimpin' Endless style!

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I never thought I'd see this pair on rc.com! Nice shot, great lead Shelley!

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I miss the NRG. Very nice shot!

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Way to go Jessa, trad climbin' fool! ;-) Awesome job!

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I know the sling may look old and worn, but it's far from that. All the slings and biners on that route are brand new as of last year's trail day. They were red. This crag gets bright early morning sun, and obviously the headwall is tall and above the trees. So... the previously red slings are now sun bleached light pink. But totally safe. BTW- Nice pic Matt!!!

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This route is not a bolted crack. The crux (where Bentley is and a few more feet) is not at all a crack, but face climbing, and I don't think it is at all protectable by gear. Additionally, you can't even see the horizontal roof that you climb out before you get to the crux, which is not a crack (you campus out the roof). Quit your silly uninformed assumptions.

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That's Andrea Szekely. Awesome job Andrea! And good job on Mercy Seat too!

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I am so glad to see that he finally escaped from the miliary! Glad to see you're crankin' Tommy!

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The lazy eyed bastard is still repeating old sh*t. Sup with that? I dare him to come climb at the RRG and have those elbows pointing to the STARS! (love ya Stephen! :wink:)

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Yea, "his route" would be appropriate. He bolted it, and got the FA. Route was named Paradise Lost, but many people just call it Kenny's Arete. Nice picture Wes! This is such a beautiful line!

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Wow, Megan that's awesome!!! Incredible picture Matt.

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If that is where I think it is, there should be three routes up there (on a ledge you have to scramble up to). One is Rasputin, I believe that's left of where you are, and it's 13b. The one on the far right is 12b, Sculded Dog something or another (don't have the guidebook with me) and in the middle I believe is a 12a. Hope that helps!

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I totally recommend my beta- cut my feet, I held the swing, and did send! ;-)

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eouch man, you're kinda rough on this guy. Who is to say what is intense and what's not? It's all relative, give the man a break.
I for one really miss these climbs! It's been years since I've been on any of those routes and boy do I ever remember how intimidated I felt under that roof (wow, the Obed really changes your perception of what a big roof is)!